Clinton Gregory

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Clinton Gregory
Clinton Gregory.jpg
Gregory performing in 2013.
Background information
Born (1964-03-01) March 1, 1964 (age 50)
Origin Martinsville, Virginia, USA
Genres Country
Bluegrass
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, fiddle
Years active 1990-present
Labels Step One, Rock Bottom, Polydor
Associated acts Keith Stegall
Website Official website

Clinton Gregory (born March 1, 1964 in Martinsville, Virginia) is an American country and bluegrass singer, songwriter, and fiddler. He has recorded primarily on independent labels, and has charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now known as Hot Country Songs) charts. His highest charting single is "Play, Ruby, Play", which reached No. 25.

Biography[edit]

Clinton Gregory began playing the fiddle at age five; by age six, he was performing at bluegrass festivals.[1] At age twelve, he and his family moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where his father, Willie Gregory, performed on the Grand Ole Opry.[1] Clinton later became a session musician, playing fiddle for Suzy Bogguss and other acts. In 1990, he was signed to Step One Records. While on Step One, he recorded three albums and charted several singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, becoming the first independent act in over a decade to reach the Top 30 on the U.S. country charts.[1][2] He also won the Music Row Industry's Independent Artist of the Year award for 1992 and 1993.[2] Clinton later recorded two albums for Rock Bottom Records and one for Polydor Records.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Music 'n Me
If It Weren't For Country Music I'd Go Crazy
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Step One Records
Freeborn Man
  • Release date: December 1991
  • Label: Step One Records
Master of Illusion
  • Release date: June 21, 1993
  • Label: Step One Records
For Christmas
  • Release date: August 7, 1993
  • Label: Step One Records
Clinton Gregory
Play, Ruby, Play
  • Release date: July 28, 2000
  • Label: Step One Records
Too Much Ain't Enough
  • Release date: April 16, 2012
  • Label: Melody Roundup Music
Roots of My Raising
  • Release date: May 13, 2013
  • Label: Melody Roundup Music

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1990 "Rockin' the Country" N/A
"Nobody's Darlin'" Music 'n Me
"Made for Lovin' You"
"She Put the Music in Me"
1991 "Couldn't Love Have Picked a Better Place to Die" 64
"(If It Weren't for Country Music) I'd Go Crazy" 26 If It Weren't For Country Music I'd Go Crazy
"One Shot at a Time" 51 51
"Satisfy Me and I'll Satisfy You" 53 41
1992 "Play, Ruby, Play" 25 20 Freeborn Man
"She Takes the Sad Out of Saturday Night" 50 74
"Who Needs It" 29 39
1993 "Look Who's Needin' Who" 65
"Standing on the Edge of Love" 52 Master of Illusion
"Master of Illusion" 59
1994 "The Gulf and the Shell" Clinton Gregory
1995 "You Didn't Miss a Thing" 68 85
"A-11"
"Christmas in Virginia" For Christmas
2012 "She Did" Too Much Ain't Enough
2013 "Too Much Ain't Enough"
"You Smile"
2014 "Some Real Good People" (with Collin Raye) TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "(If It Weren't for Country Music) I'd Go Crazy"[3] Kenny Kiper
1992 "Play, Ruby, Play"[4] Stan Moore
"Who Needs It"[5] Greg Crutcher
1993 "Look Who's Needin' Who"[6]
"Standing on the Edge of Love"[7]
"Master of Illusion"[8]
1994 "The Gulf and the Shell"[9] Bill Young
1995 "You Didn't Miss a Thing"[10] Bill Young/Jim Barham
"A-11"
2006 "Writing on the Wall" Peter Lippman
2012 "She Did" P. J. Schenkel
2013 "Too Much Ain't Enough" Brett Bortle

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